Author(s): Christoplos, I.; Anderson, S.; Arnold, M.; Galaz, G.; Hedger, M.; Klein, R.J.T; Le Goulven, K.
In: The Human Dimension of Climate Change: The Importance of Local and Institutional Issues. Stockholm: Commission on Climate Change and Development, Ministry for Foreign Affairs. ISBN: 9789174964042.
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The Human Dimension of Climate Adaptation: The Importance of Local and Institutional Issues
It suggests that adaptation should be built on efforts to more effectively support individuals,households, and businesses as they struggle to adapt to climate change and that this should be done with a deeper awareness of the social, economic, cultural, and political factors that frame their actions, incentives, opportunities,and limitations for action.
The paper examines the climate-related adaptive capacity of people, businesses, and ecosystems and discusses their interactions, complementarities, and competition. It also looks at adaptive capacity across scales – local, national, international – and how interfaces among these scales facilitate or stand in the way of adaptation.
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